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Lindsey Graham Meets With Terrorist, Threatens to Overthrow U.S. Government

 
 
 
 
 
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John McCain and Lindsey Graham meeting Abdelhakim Belhadj in September 2012.

Imagine if a radical right-winger met with the leader of ISIS and then threatened to use military force to overthrow the U.S. government.

That’s what Lindsey Graham has done, yet instead of languishing in Guantanamo Bay, he’s in the Senate.

During a speech in Concord, New Hampshire, Graham said he would use the force of the U.S. military to compel Congress to pass a bill to restore defense funding.

“And here’s the first thing I would do if I were president of the United States. I wouldn’t let Congress leave town until we fix this. I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to,” said the South Carolina Senator.

As Vox’s Amanda Taub points out, “Graham would use the military to force members of Congress to not just vote on the bill — but to pass it. Graham didn’t say “until I get an up-or-down vote on restoring defense cuts.” He said “until we restore these defense cuts.”

“If taken literally, Graham is basically announcing his plan to stage a coup: he is saying that if he gains control of the executive branch, he will use his authority as commander in chief to overcome the separation of powers and force the legislative branch to do his bidding, instead of allowing it to act as an independent branch of the government.”

Graham’s spokesperson later came out and said that when Graham said he would “literally use the military,” that statement was “not to be taken literally”.

If a Tea Party activist threatened to raise a militia in order to storm Capitol Hill and force lawmakers to pass a bill, he would be called a terrorist, arrested and sent to prison.

But Graham is free to make such statements, before hastily claiming it was all a joke, while having met with actual terrorists.

Along with John McCain, in September 2012 Graham met with LIFG militant Abdelhakim Belhadj, the man now leading ISIS in Libya. Belhadj fought alongside jihadists who killed U.S. troops in Iraq.

Thankfully, the chances of Graham becoming President are extremely slim, but the mere fact that he has been voted into office three times is alarming enough.

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  • Defiant

    Terrorsit scum, mcain was always a fucking psychopath and a traitor, he is a convicted warciminal in Vietnam as he deliberately bombed civilians multiple times during the war in Vietnam, later as a POW he helped teh vietcong torcher his fellow US. soldiers for heroin, his nickname was “songbird” at the “hanoi hilton”.

    Later he supported the nazi contras in Nicaragua whom again were genociding their own people woman and children wiping out whole villages, trained at the school of americas at Fort Benning like many other third word psychos.

    Nowdays he supports headchopping rapist cannibal fsa jihadists whom have literally joined isis, look it up, and also supports the ukie nazi kiev junta genociding the Russian minority in the east, their own population whom have lived there for generations, so much to this scum and his buddies.

    Oh I almost forgot he almost managed to single handedly sink the USS: Forrestal aircraft carrier in 1967 killing 137 people and damaging the ship so badly that it went into a drydock for months for repairs, it was a $72million damage at 1967 prices.
    His daddy at the time was Admiral John S. McCain Jr. head of the Pacific Fleet who had white washed the whole story and saved the little psycho, after the incident he was the only man transferred to another command as the rest of the crew wanted to kill him and rightly so, so thats mcCain for you but mcCnuts would be more appropriate.

  • John Battey

    Lindsey Graham is the Republican version of Joe Biden. Neither mouth ever opens without some version of “I’m stupid.” falling out.

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